Welcome to the website of the Food Geographies Working Group of the RGS-IBG.

We hope to use this space to facilitate conversation, as well as to share knowledge, experiences, and training opportunities.

The aim of the Food Geographies Working Group is to bring together geographers who study all aspects of food, from across the breadth of geography’s sub-disciplines, and to raise the profile of geography as a key voice in food related research, policy, knowledge, and action.

Contact us:  foodgeographies [at] gmail.com

Join our Community:
Email List:  link to jiscmail hosted email list here.
Twitter: @foodgeog
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Become a RGS-IBG FGWG Member here.

Find out more about the work of the RGS-IBG here.

Group Aims:

The aim of the Food Geographies Working Group of the RGS-IBG is to bring together geographers who study all aspects of food, from across the breadth of geography’s sub-disciplines, and to raise the profile of geography as a key voice in food related research, policy, knowledge and action. More specifically the Food Geographies Working Group will:

  • stimulate and develop a critical debate about food within and beyond geography
  • provide an intellectual home for the wide range of food-related research being conducted by geographers
  • encourage the study of geographies of food across the sub-disciplines of geography (including but not restricted to social, cultural, physical, historical, and economic geography) through, for example, offering a prize for the best undergraduate dissertation relating to food matters
  • foster dialogue and engagement and promote collaboration between geographers, policy makers, activists and other relevant stakeholders interested in the geographies of food through the organisation of events
  • support research and teaching related to the geographies of food through initiating publications, maintaining the web and social media presence and through the organisation and sponsorship of conference sessions

Committee Members:

Chair:  Mags Adams, University of Salford
Secretary: Rebecca Sandover, University of Exeter
Treasurer: Agatha Herman, University of Cardiff
Website & Social Media Officers: Mustafa Hasanov, University of Groningen
Book Review Editor: Richard Nunes, University of Reading
Conference Coordinator: Mike Hardman, University of Salford
Conference Session Organiser: Duika Burges-Watson, University of Durham
Postgraduate Representatives: Charlotte Spring & Rebecca St Clair University of Salford
Early Careers Representative: Regina Hansda, University of Cambridge
Events Coordinator: Eifiona Thomas Lane, Bangor University


Ordinary Members: Imogen Bellwood Howard, University of Göttingen; Chiara Tornaghi, Coventry University; Sarah Bowyer, University of the Highlands & Islands; Ellen Van Holstein, University of Wollongong; Veronica Barry, Birmingham City University.

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